February 8, 2013 — For the past 23 years, the non-profit Partners in Development (PID) group has produced successful medical mission trips to Haiti and Guatemala. This year, for the first time, the organization is sponsoring a chiropractic mission trip to Guatemala.
Paul J. Weber, DC, MPH, was selected by PID to head this mission, which will feature intensive instruction in his Dynamic Movement Workshop, a hands-on technique course he created.
The workshop focuses on the functional (as opposed to the static) model of the spine. The emphasis is on locating areas where there is a lack of movement in the joints. The adjustment of these restricted joints produces changes everywhere within the musculoskeletal system. The theme of the Workshop is “adjust ONE unique area; feel the changes everywhere.” Each resident in Guatemala will be experiencing a treatment that is unique to their problem.
Participating DCs will learn how to locate the joint causing the patient’s problem. Patients are enthusiastic about this approach because they can “feel the changes everywhere,” not just where the adjustment was delivered.
One team of 10 chiropractors will arrive in Guatemala for a five-day visit beginning May 5, 2013 and another team of 10 chiropractors will arrive for a second five-day visit from May 26, 2013. Chiropractic treatments will be delivered to hundreds of residents of the Village of Concepcion, in San Antonio, Guatemala.
The residents of the Village of Concepcion are hardworking farmers, most of whom have real physical problems both chronic and acute. They work despite their discomfort and pain. When they heard that a team of chiropractors was coming to help them without the use of medicine, the village was overjoyed. The PID team who live in the village is already preparing the residents for the experience.
Weber has organized an educational program so that all of the residents will understand chiropractic care and the need to come for treatment until the mobility in their joints is improved. PID and Weber are organizing an advanced monitoring system to keep track of each resident’s condition, the treatment that was delivered by the chiropractor and the communication to each resident so that they return for care as recommended.
Weber hopes that the participants will return to their home offices refreshed and passionate again about the potential that they each possess. Their confidence in giving quality care to a large volume of patients will motivate each doctor to take the lessons that they have learned and use them to improve and expand their existing practices.
To be a part of this adventure, contact Weber at drweber@MoveOneNow.com or 855-668-3166. Detailed information about the Guatemala mission trip and registration information can be found on the web site at MoveOneNow.com.
Source: Partners in Development, pidonline.org